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Recommendation flowers delivery

Joan M in Beacon Hill
Hi can anyone recommend a flower  delivery service. I have always ordered from Flying Flowers for my sisters birthday  27th December. usually delivering around 23 rd. Have always been satisfied with the flowers and service never let me down. However ... [ more ]
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thrasher roundabout nacton road, rabbits

Pat C in Racecourse
what has happened to the rabbits that used to live on the roundabout? i haven't seen one for a good couple of weeks now. i can only guess that they have been gassed as they all disappeared at the same time. anyone any ideas ?
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Nick G
I would imagine that as it is coming to winter they do as many animals do, burrow and stay down unless they need to come up for a quick feed. Rabbits don't hibernate as far as I'm aware, but may build a cache of food underground if food is short. The ... [ more ]

Doorstep sellers in the area

Graham C in Gainsborough
We've had a visit this evening from a young man claiming to be on a prison release programme. He showed a card with photo ID, saying his name was Cameron.  He had a large black bag on his back.   I politely told him I do not buy goods on the doorstep ... [ more ]
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Nick G
Yvonne B, the wildlife conservation was a genuine caller, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, and carried a proper identification card. I know as he knocked on my door, leaving a leaflet and offered to call back the next night. I read the leaflet, and also ... [ more ]
Yvonne B
I know he was probably genuine but I said no because I pay into several charities and there is a limit to how much I can pay out on a pension plus it was dark and I live alone I seem to have these callers all the time its OK to say it's only Pound a ... [ more ]

Street Lights - Are the low energy bulbs as bright as they used to be?

Martin O in Ipswich Town Centre
I regularly travel from the town center to the East of Ipswich by motorbike and have been struck by how poor the visibility is in some areas. Anyone who travels around Ipswich during the home commute will know that no-one gets to travel at the ... [ more ]
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Suffolk County Council
Hi Ipswich Ltd, We have had some further information from the transport team in response to your comment: The new screens are for additional sites/replacements for the 20+ year old screens just on route 66 rather than for any of the recent ones. We ... [ more ]

Free computer advice and support session at AgeUK Ipswich (12 December)

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AgeUK Help Centre, 41A Upper Brook Street, Ipswich Town Centre (opposite Sainsbury's)
Kennedy in Ipswich Town Centre
AgeUK Suffolk and Lxpert are offering FREE computer advice and support to older people. Those browsing at the AgeUK shop in Ipswich Town Centre will have an opportunity to speak to one of Lxpert's volunteering local IT experts about any computer, ... [ more ]

Illegal Parking in Arras Sqaure

Martin C in Priory Heath
Everytime I walk through St Stephens Lane/Arras Square now there seem to be more and more cars parked there. Its got a lot worse since BHS closed.  I assume they are all parked illegally but why is no one enforcing the restriction here? And if there ... [ more ]
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Martin C
Ipswich Ltd yes, surprised Sreetlife let you shout like that, ;o),  but point taken and that message I got illustrates the problem in Ipswich perfectly...

Burglary Felixstowe Road

Rose A in California
Someone broke into our garage and stole a load of power tools. Keep an ear and eye out gentle people, it's that time if the year again. Please make sure you lock up tight and stay safe.
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Andrew T (The First) west ips
The fact that the people were on Tony Martins property trying to break in is the law that was broken. I would have done the same. As for watchful good on ya but just be careful how much force you use. These people are criminals and should be treated ... [ more ]

Neighbourhood watch

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NR in Racecourse
Could anyone recommend a domestic cleaner please? Probably just for a couple of hours a week in the IP3 area? Thanks
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James H
Try Malatta, very experienced domestic cleaner in Ipswich and surrounding areas. 07917576879.

Music Lessons

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The suffolk retail park

Jack D in California
When oh when is the joke of sorting out management of traffic coming out of this retail park going to be sorted. Its got to be the worst ever.
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Graham C
Went to The Range yesterday (Sunday) - very busy, as were Argos and Halfords, but absolutely no problem getting out and away.  Maybe it was because there were large orange bags over the traffic lights... Is this a trial scheme I hadn't heard about? If ... [ more ]
Ipswich Ltd
They remodelled the road a bit, hopefully that hasn't fixed it - (there will always be the freak busy shopping days where its hard to get out) - as when they do turn the lights on it will be a nightmare. The lights seem more extensive than I thought ... [ more ]

Branching Out and Growing Together -Garden Project for Older People at Chantry Walled Garden

ActivGardens in Ipswich Town Centre
Branching Out – Growing Together A community project for older people at Chantry Walled Garden Chantry Park, Hadleigh Rd, Ipswich IP2 0BS Tuesdays and Thursdays If you are an older person, living in the area, and would like to learn skills, ... [ more ]

Painting Christmas Robins Art Workshops

AmyNB in Ipswich Town Centre
Hello everyone, here is a great Christmas art workshop I will be holding at Ipswich County Library this Friday 9th December 10am -2pm . All details are on the poster attached. Please feel free to send me a message if you would like to know more.

central heating engineer

Lyn D in Gainsborough
Can anybody recommend a good engineer who will install oil central heating in Chelmondiston. Thanks
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Tony T
Hi Lyn, just spotted your message, Kingsley's Plumbing and Heating Services will give you a free quote. Chelmo born and reliable on 077823446339.

Broke Hall Carols on the Green

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Opposite the shops on Penshurst Rd
Marilyn C in Kesgrave
Join us on the Green for a traditional but family-friendly Carol Service. Music by The Hospital Band ensemble. Songs by St Augustines puppets. Traditional Carols and Readings will tell the Christmas story. Refreshments to follow with presents for ... [ more ]

Got an old electric cooker you need rid of?

P P in Gainsborough
A bit of a longshot, I know but I'm looking for an electric cooker that's maybe breaking for spares. This is the type with the solid hotplate not ceramic or halogen. My own cooker is in great working order but the main hotplate (180mm diameter) has ... [ more ]
Thanks, Reg, but I'm looking for those cast iron hotplates for mine (as per the pic). However, I do know of someone who's doing up their kitchen and she'd love it if it's going begging! :) Got a pic and some details, please? Thanks Paul

Suffolk Soul Singers' Christmas Concert

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St Peters by the Waterfront
Graham C in Gainsborough
Soul and gospel - and some seasonal favourites - with jazz stylings from our community choir and childrens' choir. Tickets only £10 from the venue or from Suffolk Soul Singers. Afternoon event!

The Greatest Gift of All - The Story of Christmas in words and music

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St Mary at Stoke Church, Stoke Street, Ipswich IP2 8DA
Beryl M in Bucklesham
Free entry - Donations for St Mary at Stoke Fabric Fund. Mulled Wine and Mince pies at the end of the performance. Suitable for 8year olds and over. Car Parks nearby in Burrell Road and the Waterfront.

TV Aerial cable

gms in Stoke
Hi, need a new cable from the aeriel into a room where there hasn't been one before. The aeriel itself is okay, any ideas who would do that please?
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Metro free Newspaper

Peter M in California
Aside from the train station and the buses, does anyone else know of anywhere else in Ipswich the Metro can be picked up?
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Andy B
As Jeremy C says, outside outpatients and also outside south wards entrance, I get one daily as its a decent free read.
Ruth L
I agree with Andy B, in fact I pick up spare copies each day as my workplace has quite a few regular readers...

Ipads versus laptops

Lol in Rushmere St Andrew
Looking for recommendations/advice as laptop needs replacing and before I buy would appreciate anyones experience of either please. Thanks in advance 😃
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I too would recommend a tablet, unless you are a heavy business type user. I have an iPad and never have a reason to use my laptop. It is redundant. As previously mentioned even Microsoft Office 365 can be installed on a tablet and printing can be ... [ more ]
Thanks everyone for your recommendations your info has been very helpful much appreciated

Badminton at Kesgrave

Rosalyn S in Gainsborough
Hi, does anyone know whether the 11am to 1pm badminton sessions on a Monday and Friday still happen at Kesgrave Sports Centre please?
Cheryl H
I am pleased to advise that the Monday and Friday morning term time badminton sessions between 11am and 1pm do still take place.  The final session before Christmas will be on Friday 16th December 2016, and sessions will resume on Tuesday 3rd January ... [ more ]

Professional accompianist

Karen L in Ipswich Town Centre
I'm a professional Actress and singer and need a good pianist accompianist to practise going over some songs for auditions. Thanks Karen
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Can you recommend a sewing machine?

Rosalyn S in Gainsborough
I would like to replace my 30 year plus sewing machine. Does anyone have any recommendations please?
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Shirley M
I would also recommend Janome.  Mine was bought from Franklins, several years ago and they matched the price I could buy on-line.  They will also give you lessons on how to use your machine, if necessary.
Neal S
My mum has just given my daughter this janome and has bought another janome. She loves this make of sewing machine.


Michael L in Whitton
it was great to read such positive comments about changes in Ipswich reported in the free edition of the Evening Star yesterday. It was also good to see yet another new shop in the centre of town and we had an excellent meal in Wagamuma last night, ... [ more ]
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Jeremy C
There was talk of a phase 3 to the road changes from last year with a slip road from Havens to A14 avoiding the roundabouts but this sensible idea has not been done.
Ipswich Ltd
Having an office in West Road I know too well the difficulties you are facing Nigel. A major advantage of being your own boss is being able to be flexible with your working hours - and I think an increasing number of businesses are doing this for ... [ more ]